Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Arches at Bellas Artes, San Miguel

Beautiful groined vault ceilings at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, the most beautiful art school ever. From the second floor walkway around a courtyard with orange trees, you can see a magnificent domed church, Las Monjas (The Nuns).

Groined vaulted ceilings around courtyard walkway in the Bellas Artes school in San Miguel

Groined vaulted ceilings around courtyard walkway in the Bellas Artes school in San Miguel

Spanish influence shows in the arches of this courtyard walkway at Bellas Artes in San Miguel

Spanish influence shows in the arches of this courtyard walkway at Bellas Artes in San Miguel, with a view of the 12-sided dome of Las Monjas.

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Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mexico scenery

While I was visiting my sister in San Miguel in central Mexico, we took a drive to drop someone off who lives in a small village in the country, el campo.

There was unseasonal rain recently fallen, and more coming to this plowed field

There was unseasonal rain recently fallen, and more coming to this plowed field

Organ cactus, called that because it resembles the pipes of a musical organ, is used as a fence or hedgerow quite commonly

Organ cactus, called that because it resembles the pipes of a musical organ, is commonly used as a fence.

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Published Monday, March 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

San Miguel windows

Just a couple of the beautiful windows and earth colors in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, a protected UNESCO heritage site.

Ochre yellow walls and wrought iron window railings in El Centro (downtown) in San Miguel in Mexico

Ochre yellow walls and wrought iron window railings in El Centro (downtown) in San Miguel in Mexico

Rose and earth tones, and wrought iron railings in San Miguel

Rose and earth tones, and wrought iron railings in San Miguel

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Published Sunday, March 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fruit display

The Tuesday Market in San Miguel was huge and colorful. I didn’t dare eat the peeled fruit, but it was so beautiful.

Peeled tropical fruit on display at the Tuesday Market in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Peeled tropical fruit on display at the Tuesday Market in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Mangoes, bananas, oranges, apples and strawberries on display at the market

Mangoes, bananas, oranges, apples and strawberries on display at the market

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Published Saturday, March 19, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Jacaranda

There are big jacaranda trees in my sister’s house in San Miguel. They are just coming into bloom.

Purple jacaranda begins to bloom overlooking San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Purple jacaranda begins to bloom overlooking San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Macro image of one of the first jacaranda flowers to bloom in March in San Miguel

Macro image of one of the first jacaranda flowers to bloom in March in San Miguel

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Published Friday, March 18, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

San Miguel de Allende

I am back from visiting my sister who lives in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, my first trip to San Miguel and only my second trip to Mexico altogether. The first one was so very long ago.

Of course it was photo heaven for me. I’ll be posting more than one photo for awhile, I think, since there were so very many wonderful images. Here are the first two.

View of San Miguel from my sister's balcony

View of San Miguel from my sister’s balcony

This is a chair on the highest level of the house, in a shaded area called the palapa

This is a chair on the highest level of the house, in a shaded area called the palapa

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Published Friday, March 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hyacinths in birch bark vases

Another lovely arrangement from NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, not long ago.

Blue and purple hyacinths in unusual birch bark "vases," nestled near yellow button chrysanthemums

Blue and purple striped hyacinths in unusual birch bark “vases,” nestled near yellow and green button chrysanthemums

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Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Speckled hen

This pretty chicken was in a display coop at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show recently.

Black and white chicken at NWFGS in Seattle

Black and white egg-layer at NWFGS in Seattle

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Published Sunday, February 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Horse grazing

We used to have a horse pasture behind our backyard. Those days are gone. Hope Tawny is grazing happily somewhere wonderful.

Light brown rescue horse named Tawny  grazes in the winter sunlight

Light brown rescue horse named Tawny grazes in the winter sunlight

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Published Saturday, February 27, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White crocus

Tiny but perfect, a crocus.

White crocus with yellow and orange center blooms in early spring

White crocus with yellow and orange center blooms in early spring

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Published Friday, February 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple crocuses

Sweet crocuses in my garden.

Purple crocus bulbs with white edges and stripes show off their brilliant orange centers

Purple crocus bulbs with white edges and stripes show off their brilliant orange centers

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Published Monday, February 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The fountain

A wonderful display garden at NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle (#NWFGS) had a beautiful fountain inside an arched courtyard. The gentleman there told me it’s “la fuente” in Spanish. He said that in old Spanish, la fuente also means “the source.”

Tiered fountain makes lovely water music at indoor garden in Seattle flower show

Tiered fountain makes lovely water music at indoor garden in Seattle flower show

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